‘Prayer in C’, originally launched in 2010 as folk pop song, became an European hit in Robin Schulz’s deep house version. The revamped song of love, disappointment, aging and hope was released in 2014, transforming the anonymous French-Israeli duet Lilly Wood and The Prick into one of the most appreciated European musical revelation.
Although it’s labeled as a ‘prayer’, the song of Lilly Wood & The Prick doesn’t include any reference to divinity, instead it focuses on daily themes as: love, social injustice or the passing of time. A female character stands in front of a mirror, preparing a particular make-up, similar to a skull, as a symbol of her revolt. She joins other young people disguised in the same joyful manner. The group is the expression of complete freedom in an asphyxiating society, imposing its social norms.
They ride on bike or skateboard, they reveal their underwear to strangers, they paint graffiti, they smoke and drink, they stick their message on street pole, all in all having a good time despite society’s restrictions.
The video ‘Prayer in C’ is the daily diary of group of skulled-painted young people. Through every gesture they do, they attempt to challenge society itself, as surpassing a bus, jumping over cars, playing cricket on a roof, as well as entering a supermarket to steal tequila, stirring the amusement or the perplexity of audience. The climax of the video is a nocturnal party with champagne and confetti, ending in the morning with the image of a skull painted on a building, as sign of their success, to impose their attitude.
‘Prayer in C’ was written by Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto, the members of the French-Israeli duet, being originally included in their debut album ‘Invicible Friends’ (2010). The remix released in 2014 by Robin Schulz is part of the album ‘Prayer’, mastered by Pierre Guimard, one of the most popular French producers, collaborating with Ewa Farna or Jeanne Cherhal. In the case of Robin Schulz, ‘Prayer in C’ follows the success of ‘Waves’ (2014), the remix created for the Dutch artist Mr Probz.
The video accompanying ‘Prayer in C’ was created by German director Maxim Rosenbauer, being shot in Berlin. Responsible for a suite of videos supporting the idea of the freedom of the new generation, ‘Radio Active Kids’, Maxim Rosenbauer designed the scenario of revolt, the skull makeup being the sign of a revolution that youth can start, in order to protect their dreams.